Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Short-form Alabama Parenting Questionnaire
The purposes of the study were to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Short-form Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ-SF, Parent Form). The research subjects were 450 parents with children aged 6-18. The questionnaire assesses five parenting constructs related to conduct problems-positive parenting, parental involvement, poor monitoring/supervision, inconsistent discipline, and corporal punishment. Of these five, the former two-positive parenting and parental involvement-are positive parenting factors whereas the latter three, including poor monitoring/supervision, inconsistent discipline, and corporal punishment, belonged to negative parenting factors. Internal consistency reliability and test-retest reliability of the questionnaire were found to be acceptable. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted and the model demonstrated a satisfactory fit to the data, suggesting that the hypothesized measurement model of the questionnaire was supported. Measurement invariance across gender was investigated and confirmed using multi-group CFA. The conduct problems subscale of the Chinese version of Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was positively correlated with the negative parenting factors of the questionnaire| however, it was negatively correlated with the positive parenting factors of the questionnaire. Likewise, Parental self-efficacy was negatively correlated with the negative parenting factors of the questionnaire whereas it was positively correlated with the positive parenting factors of the questionnaire. Parenting stress was negatively correlated with the positive parenting subscale of the questionnaire. The results suggested that the Chinese version of the Short-form Alabama Parenting Questionnaire can be applied in Taiwan.
|關鍵詞||親職教養、驗證性因素分析、品行問題、Parenting、Confirmatory factor analysis、Conduct problems|